It might interest you that when we made the experiments that we did not read the literature well enough—and you know how that happens.
On the other hand, one would think that other people would have told us about it.
For instance, we had a colloquium at the time in Berlin at which all the important papers were discussed.
Nobody discussed Bohr’s paper.
Why not ?
The reason is that fifty years ago one was so convinced that nobody would, with the state of knowledge we had at that time, understand spectral line emission, so that if somebody published a paper about it, one assumed “probably it is not right.
So we did not know it. — James Franck
James Franck was a German physicist who won the 1925 Nobel Prize for Physics with Gustav Hertz “for their discovery of the laws governing the impact of an electron upon an atom”.
And I would like to say that when we got the Nobel prize together, I was only pleased, because he had contributed so much and he was so much more able with experiments than I am, that we really supplemented each other quite well.
James Franck talking about his work with Gustav Hertz.
The fact that Science walks forward on two feet, namely theory and experiment,
Sometimes it is one foot that is put forward first, sometimes the other, but continuous progress is only made by the use of both-by theorizing and then testing, or by finding new relations in the process of experimenting and then bringing the theoretical foot up and pushing it on beyond, and so on in unending alterations. – Robert Andrews Millikan
Cultivate the ” Habit of Attention ” and try to gain opportunities to hear wise men and women talk.
Indifference and inattention are the two most dangerous monsters that you ever meet.
Interest and attention will insure to you an education. — Robert Andrews Millikan
Robert Andrews Millikan
The Nobel Prize in Physics 1923 was awarded to Robert Andrews Millikan (1868-1953) “for his work on the elementary charge of electricity and on the photoelectric effect.”
The Nobel Prize is without doubt the highest honour, the most coveted honour, which can be bestowed on a scientist.
(Charles Glover Barkla said)
Plaque to commemorate the Nobel Prize physicist and former Chair in Natural Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh – Charles Glover Barkla – has been unveiled at the Hermitage House. Charles Barkla lived in Hermitage House, from 1922 to 1938′
We are all dwellers on this one small earth; we live one life, die one death; we have the same difficulties to contend with;we ought in common to fight the foes of ignorance and wrong.
Charles Glover Barkla
When X-rays traverse matter of any kind, this matter becomes a source of a radiation similar in character to that of the primary radiation falling upon it.
Charles Glover Barklab ( 1877 – 1944 ) was a British physicist,
In 1917, Glover Barkla won the Nobel Prize for discovering that the X-ray spectrum of an element is its characteristic property. He also won the Hughes medal for his work in the same field.
Glover Barkla received several honors and awards in his life. He was made a fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1912. Two years later, he became a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.